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Trump signals open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program. In the annual Economic Report of the...

Dem lawmaker explains why Trump deserves to be called a ‘psychopath’

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on Wednesday defended his tweet labeling President Donald Trump a “psychopath.” During an interview on CNN, Gallego was asked whether he really thought it was constructive to call Trump a “psychopath” and to inform him that Americans “will...

Oregon man gets $7 million after cops shot him for confronting them while they prepared to raid neighbor’s house

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An Oregon man has been awarded $7 million by a federal jury which found that officers were negligent in shooting him during a confrontation at his front door. On March 13, 2012, Adalberto Flores-Haro was at the North Portland home he shared with his wife and five children when he saw unknown...

Democrats want funding to fight possible Russia election tampering

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Congressional Democratic leaders suggested on Wednesday that Congress allocate $300 million dollars for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to fight Russian efforts to interfere in the November 2018 U.S. election. Citing recent warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia was already...

US Supreme Court refuses to widen whistleblower protections

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, throwing out a lawsuit brought against a real estate trust by a former employee who had reported alleged wrongdoing internally but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The...

Strippers protest gun laws by pretending to sell AR-15 — and Tea Partier who gave away real AR-15 freaks out

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Several exotic dancers in Nashville tried to prove a point about easy access to deadly weapons — and drew complaints from a NRA-backed Republican candidate. Dancers from Déjà Vu Showgirls set up a booth Tuesday near their club with a sign offering “Couch Dances: $15. AR-15:...

US Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack. The justices, in an 8-0...

Mike Huckabee: Billy Graham’s death is ‘fake news’ because he’s ‘more alive than ever’ in Heaven

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), an ordained Baptist preacher, insisted on Wednesday that the death of televangelist Billy Graham was “fake news” because the holy man will live on forever in Heaven. “When I heard this morning that Bill Graham had died, I said that’s...

Parkland conspiracy nut accuses CPAC of ‘taking orders from Chelsea Clinton’ after conference bans him

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Trump supporter Jim Hoft was scheduled to speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — but that was before his Gateway Pundit website posted articles smearing students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As reported by The Hill’s...

Here are 6 awful details being omitted from Billy Graham’s fawning obituaries

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Billy Graham, the firebrand evangelical who helped usher in the rise of the evangelical right, is dead at 99. Graham is getting tributes from all corners right now. And he deserves praise for supporting the civil rights movement, supporting Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment and embracing...

‘I’m wearing a ribbon in remembrance’: Florida GOPer votes down AR-15 ban — then backs Parkland teens with ribbon

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Republican Florida state Rep. Matt Caldwell insisted on Wednesday that he supported the students who survived the mass shooting in Parkland even though he opposes banning military-style assault weapons and has called to end gun-free school zones. CNN host John Berman asked Caldwell in an interview...

Parkland survivor shrugs off conspiracy theories: ‘It makes me know that what I’m doing is right’

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

David Hogg — son of retired FBI agent Kevin Hogg and a survivor of the horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — told The Daily Beast that the people calling the Parkland, FL tragedy a conspiracy are only helping him and his fellow students. “It makes me know...

Constituents bury GOP lawmaker after he mocks anti-gun student protesters on Facebook

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe faced blowback from some of his constituents on Wednesday when he mocked students who are protesting gun violence in the United States. Writing on Facebook, Metcalfe suggested that the student protesters demonstrating against gun violence were not...

Sarah Sanders to join Ivanka Trump representing United States at Olympics closing ceremony

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will reportedly represent the United States at the Olympics closing ceremony. OANN revealed on Wednesday that Sanders would be part of the U.S. delegation traveling to Pyeongchang, South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics....

Some facts about the life of evangelist Billy Graham

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

In more than 70 years Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday, preached to nearly 215 million people around the world. Here are some facts about Graham: Graham grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a Presbyterian with dreams of playing professional baseball. His conversion to the Southern Baptist...

Why school leaders fake academic success

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

By Stephanie Jones, Assistant Professor of Education, Grinnell College. Several school systems have become engulfed in cheating scandals as of late. Is the pressure to boost school performance becoming too much?... The post Why school leaders fake academic success appeared first on Raw Story.

Why is there so little research on guns in the US? 6 questions answered

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

By Lacey Wallace, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University. A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers. Alan English CPA, CC BY-NC On Valentine’s Day, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

Trump staffers knowingly ignored accused wife beater’s security clearance to avoid scrutiny of Kushner: report

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Members of the Trump White House knowingly chose not to address Rob Porter’s security clearance because it would have reflected badly on President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has also failed to pass an FBI background check, according to a report on Wednesday. A White...

Texas couple claims they were illegally turned down as foster parents because they are lesbians

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Two female Texas A&M University professors who say they were denied a chance to become foster parents for refugee children because they didn’t “mirror the Holy Family” have sued the federal government and a Catholic group contracted by the government to administer a refugee program....

Robert Reich perfectly explains how wealth inequality erodes public trust — and put Trump in White House

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Robert Reich said the loss of trust in democratic institutions is directly related to wealth inequality — and the rise of Donald Trump. The University of California at Berkeley professor and former secretary of labor appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he said...

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